The White House is situated in Washington DC, it is the official home and workplace of the President of the United States. The White House has been home to every president of the United States since 1800.
Construction of the White House started in 1792 and was completed around 1800, its architect was James Hoban who designed the house to a Neoclassical style. Over the years the White House has been redeveloped and refurbished by many different presidents for numerous reasons. One of the extensions on the White House has allowed for the staff of the President and the Vice President to live at the White House.
The White House is accessible by public transport, with buses stopping in walking distance of the White House. The closest Metro stations to the White House are ‘Federal Triangle’, ‘Metro Center’ and ‘McPherson Square’. Parking is very limited in this area, so public transportation is recommended.
Opening Times and Admission
You can only tour the White House if you get in touch with a member of Congress and they put you forward for the tour or you apply to tour the White House, applications can take up to 3 months to be processed. These tours have strict security and rules.